Category Archives: Asia

The BJP’s 2019 strategy is pretty clear

The BJP has been toiling hard to win most of the 125 Lok Sabha seats, which have been left untouched by the party so far. It is also necessary for the party so that it can compensate for the loss

India baits US while Pakistan tells Trump, ‘There’s nothing like free lunch’

Breaking a prolonged period of several months, the Pakistani allegation of Indian involvement in terrorist attacks has surged. This appears during the first detailed media briefing by the Pakistani authorities in Karachi on January 13 on the results of the

Farmers’ suicides in India reasons & responses

India is an agrarian country with around 70% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. But farmers’ suicides in India is worrying. As per the Central Government despite a multi-pronged approach to improving income and social security of

Endgame in Afghanistan

By Hiranmay Karlekar India must force its way into the peace process. It must show its willingness to support the Kabul regime with military hardware, other than financial and technological aid. One has heard the question before: “What is going

Taliban hybrid war that defeated the USA

By Zeeshan Munir Afghan Taliban are winning solely because they have a winning strategy which US or Kabul doesn’t have. And this strategy is the hybrid warfare against government forces and its foreign allies. Afghan situation summarized According to western

Afghanistan’s neighbors and the prospect of a US withdrawal

By Fatemeh Aman How can we explain Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw part of the U.S. force currently in Afghanistan, at a time when U.S. officials are attempting to facilitate negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government? Perhaps there

BLA commander’s presence in Kandahar proves

Afghan ‘safe heavens’ to subvert Balochistan & CPEC Islamabad needs to project robust counter-terrorism capabilities insofar as Afghanistan is concerned to check the misuse of Afghan territory against peace and stability in Pakistan. By Jan Achakzai The death of Aslam

‘9/11 derailed Indian Army’s plan to capture Pakistani posts along LoC’

By Suhasini Haidar & Dinakar Peri Had it not been for the 9/11 terror attacks, the Indian Army may have carried out its largest operation to end cross-LoC infiltration by capturing at least 25 selected Pakistani posts along the Line

Going into 2019, India’s defense challenges are shocking

India’s military is woefully underprepared to fight future wars and there’s little focus on equipping our armed forces with cutting-edge tech By Bharat Karnad Not one of the services has a forward-looking plan for capability build-up for conflicts of the

India needs to know the truth on Rafale

By Rajan Kochhar Dear Fellow Citizens, This petition seeks your support for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the RAFALE fighter aircraft deal, that Narendra Modi’s Government has entered into with the Government of France. We believe that this